By Sarah Shoemaker
Reader, she married me... the beloved, enigmatic hero of Jane Eyre tells his story for the first time.
Uncover the secrets of Edward Fairfax Rochester, the beloved, enigmatic hero of Jane Eyre, as he tells his story for the first time in Mr Rochester, Sarah Shoemaker's gorgeous retelling of one of the most romantic stories in literature.
On his eighth birthday, Edward is banished from his beloved Thornfield Hall to learn his place in life. His journey eventually takes him to Jamaica where, as a young man, he becomes entangled with an enticing heiress and makes a choice that will haunt him. It is only when he finally returns home and encounters one stubborn, plain, young governess, that Edward can see any chance of redemption - and love.
Rich and vibrant, Edward's evolution from tender-hearted child to Charlotte Bronte's passionately tormented hero will completely, deliciously, and forever change how we read and remember Jane Eyre.
Sarah Shoemaker is a former university librarian and currently lives in northern Michigan.
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16 Nov 2017
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A winner! Even if you never read Jane Eyre, you would still find Mr Edward Fairfax Rochester fascinating and hang on every word of his extraordinary story, told in perfect nineteenth-century language. A richly rewarding read — Margaret George, New York Times bestselling author
With flair and heart, MR ROCHESTER tells the story that legions of Jane Eyre fans have been waiting more than a century to hear. Sarah Shoemaker's impressive debut takes readers into the mind of one of literature's most vexing and compelling romantic heroes and paints a nuanced portrait of a man torn between responsibility and passion. Packed with historical detail and a fresh look at a classic story, MR ROCHESTER is a page-turning delight — Tara Conklin, New York Times bestselling author
Prepare to be swept off your feet by Sarah Shoemaker's stunning debut, MR ROCHESTER. As one of countless readers who adored Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, but never quite understood what Jane saw in Mr Rochester, I was spellbound. Beautifully written, exquisitely crafted, and deeply engaging, MR ROCHESTER is pure book club gold — Mary Sharratt
Shoemaker's detailed writing will transport readers to a bygone age of romance and heartbreak — Publishers Weekly